2015–16 South Florida Bulls men's basketball team

The 2015–16 South Florida Bulls men's basketball team represented the University of South Florida during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The season marked the 45th basketball season for USF and the third as a member of the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls were coached by Orlando Antigua, who was in his second season. The Bulls played their home games at the USF Sun Dome on the university's Tampa, Florida campus. The Bulls finished the season with a record of 8–25, 4–14 in AAC play to finish in a tie for ninth place in conference. They beat East Carolina in the first round of the AAC Tournament before losing to Temple in the quarterfinals.

2015–16 South Florida Bulls men's basketball
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ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
2015–16 record8–25 (4–14 AAC)
Head coachOrlando Antigua (2nd season)
Assistant coachSergio Rouco
Rod Strickland
Oliver Antigua
Home arenaUSF Sun Dome
Seasons
2015–16 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Temple 14 4   .778     21 12   .636
No. 24 SMU* 13 5   .722     25 5   .833
Houston 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
Tulsa 12 6   .667     20 12   .625
UConn 11 7   .611     25 11   .694
Memphis 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
UCF 6 12   .333     12 18   .400
East Carolina 4 14   .222     12 20   .375
South Florida 4 14   .222     8 25   .242
Tulane 3 15   .167     12 22   .353
*Ineligible for postseason due to postseason ban
American Athletic Conference Tournament Champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Bulls finished the 2014–15 season with a record of 9–23, 3–15 in AAC play to finish in last place in conference. They lost in the first round of the AAC Tournament to UConn.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dre Clayton 0 F 6'6" 245 RS Freshman Orlando, FL Transferred to NW Mississippi CC
Corey Allen, Jr. 4 G 6'1" 152 Senior St. Louis, MO Graduated
Anthony Collins 11 G 6'1" 175 Senior Houston, TX Graduated & transferred to Texas A&M
Dino Mercurius 30 G 6'4" 165 Freshman Bronx, NY Transferred to Texas–Rio Grande Valley

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Geno Thorpe 2 G 6'3" 180 Junior Pittsburgh, PA Transferred from Penn State. Under NCAA transfer rules, Thorpe will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.
Angel Nunez 22 F 6'8" 202 Graduate Transfer Bronx, NY Transferred from Gonzaga. Under NCAA Transfer Rules, as a Graduate Transfer, Nunez is eligible to play for the 2015–16 season.
Shawn Smith G 6'4" 185 Sophomore Jacksonville, FL Junior college transferred from Lee College

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tulio Da Silva
PF
Jacksonville, FL Arlington Country Day School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 12, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Luis Santos
C
Bronx, NY Sunrise Christian Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Aug 5, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Jahmal McMurray
SG
Topeka, KS Sunrise Christian Academy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oct 13, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 1 August 2015.

Recruiting Class of 2016Edit

RosterEdit

2015–16 South Florida Bulls men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Jahmal McMurray 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Topeka, KS
F/C 1 Chris Perry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 242 lb (110 kg) Jr Bartow, FL
G 2 Geno Thorpe (I)   6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Pittsburgh, PA
G 3 Roddy Peters 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) RS So District Heights, MD
G 5 Nehemias Morillo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Santiago, Dominican Republic
G 13 Jake Bodway (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Minneapolis, MN
G 14 Justin David (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So Pittsburgh, PA
C 15 Jaleel Cousins 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Sr Mobile, AL
F 21 Tulio Da Silva 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Formiga, Brazil
F 22 Angel Nunez 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Sr Washington Heights, NY
G 25 Troy Holston, Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Queens, NY
C 33 Ruben Guerrero 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Málaga, Spain
F 35 Bo Zeigler 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 202 lb (92 kg) RS So Detroit, MI
F 42 Luis Santos 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Bronx, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/09/2015*
7:00 PM
Eckerd W 78–64 
USF Sun Dome (3,099)
Tampa, FL
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
8:30 PM, ESPN3
Troy L 77–82  0–1
USF Sun Dome (4,859)
Tampa, FL
11/16/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
NJIT
Hoophall Miami Invitational
L 57–60  0–2
USF Sun Dome (2,672)
Tampa, FL
11/19/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
George Washington L 67–73  0–3
USF Sun Dome (2,790)
Tampa, FL
11/21/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Boston University
Hoophall Miami Invitational
L 66–78  0–4
USF Sun Dome (2,903)
Tampa, FL
11/24/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Albany
Hoophall Miami Invitational
W 63–61  1–4
USF Sun Dome (2,712)
Tampa, FL
11/27/2015*
5:00 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 1 Kentucky
Hoophall Miami Invitational
L 63–84  1–5
American Airlines Arena (10,023)
Miami, FL
11/29/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Savannah State W 67–57  2–5
USF Sun Dome (2,429)
Tampa, FL
12/03/2015*
7:00 PM
at Delaware L 58–67  2–6
Bob Carpenter Center (1,817)
Newark, DE
12/05/2015*
4:00 PM, SECN
at South Carolina L 63–81  2–7
Colonial Life Arena (10,721)
Columbia, SC
12/13/2015*
4:00 PM, ESPNU
NC State L 46–65  2–8
USF Sun Dome (2,945)
Tampa, FL
12/16/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Jacksonville W 88–75  3–8
USF Sun Dome (2,628)
Tampa, FL
12/19/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UAB L 68–79  3–9
USF Sun Dome (2,671)
Tampa, FL
12/22/2015*
6:30 PM, FS2
at Seton Hall L 49–66  3–10
Prudential Center (5,700)
Newark, NJ
Conference regular season
12/30/2015
2:00 PM, ESPNU
Houston L 67–73  3–11
(0–1)
USF Sun Dome (2,754)
Tampa, FL
01/02/2016
7:30 PM, ESPNews
at SMU L 58–72  3–12
(0–2)
Moody Coliseum (6,852)
Dallas, TX
01/06/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNews
at UCF L 64–75  3–13
(0–3)
CFE Arena (3,603)
Orlando, FL
01/10/2016
12:00 PM, ESPNU
Cincinnati L 51–54  3–14
(0–4)
USF Sun Dome (3,062)
Tampa, FL
01/12/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Tulane L 70–81  3–15
(0–5)
USF Sun Dome (2,657)
Tampa, FL
01/16/2016
12:00 PM, CBSSN
at Memphis L 56–71  3–16
(0–6)
FedEx Forum (11,681)
Memphis, TN
01/20/2016
6:15 PM, ESPNews
UCF L 54–64  3–17
(0–7)
USF Sun Dome (3,491)
Tampa, FL
01/23/2016
4:00 PM, CBSSN
at Houston W 71–62  4–17
(1–7)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,724)
Houston, TX
01/27/2016
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Tulane W 73–60  5–17
(2–7)
Devlin Fieldhouse (2,429)
New Orleans, LA
01/31/2016
2:00 PM, CBSSN
Temple L 63–70  5–18
(2–8)
USF Sun Dome (2,875)
Tampa, FL
02/04/2016
8:00 PM, CBSSN
at Cincinnati L 57–88  5–19
(2–9)
Fifth Third Arena (9,116)
Cincinnati, OH
02/07/2016
2:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 12 SMU L 58–92  5–20
(2–10)
USF Sun Dome (2,857)
Tampa, FL
02/14/2016
3:00 PM, CBSSN
at Temple L 65–77  5–21
(2–11)
Liacouras Center (7,560)
Philadelphia, PA
02/16/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at East Carolina W 69–52  6–21
(3–11)
Williams Arena (4,299)
Greenville, NC
02/20/2016
11:00 AM, ESPNU
Memphis W 80–71  7–21
(4–11)
USF Sun Dome (3,840)
Tampa, FL
02/25/2016
7:30 PM, CBSSN
UConn L 51–81  7–22
(4–12)
USF Sun Dome (4,668)
Tampa, FL
03/02/2016
9:00 PM, ESPNU
East Carolina L 39–52  7–23
(4–13)
USF Sun Dome (2,957)
Tampa, FL
03/05/2016
5:00 PM, ESPNews
at Tulsa L 74–84  7–24
(4–14)
Reynolds Center (6,524)
Tulsa, OK
American Athletic Conference Tournament
03/10/2016
3:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. East Carolina
First Round
W 71–66  8–24
Amway Center 
Orlando, FL
03/11/2016
12:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Temple
Quarterfinals
L 62–79  8–25
Amway Center 
Orlando, FL
  • Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
    All times are in Eastern Time.

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